Marquette's Koberstein Named Academic All-America
Dec. 12, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - Marquette University senior setter Elizabeth Koberstein has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women's Volleyball second team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
"This is a great honor for `Bisky,' and true recognition for her hard work in every aspect of her life as a student-athlete," Marquette head coach Bond Shymansky said. "She has helped instill a strong pride in academic performance within the team. She will have a bright future as a professional volleyball player, but an even brighter future when she applies her academic success to her career path when she finishes playing the game."
Koberstein concluded a prolific two-year career with the Golden Eagles in 2013 by leading Marquette to the first BIG EAST Conference regular season and tournament championships in program history. She paced the conference and ranked fourth nationally in assists per set as a senior while earning BIG EAST Player of the Year and tournament most outstanding player honors.
The Madison, Wis., native is a nursing major with a 3.77 grade point average and was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Collegiate Athlete Honor Society, in 2013. She led the Golden Eagles to league-best marks in hitting percentage, assists and kills and ended her career fourth in Marquette history with 2,868 assists.
Koberstein joins Martha Meyer (1996-97) and Danielle Carlson (2012-13) as the only other honorees in Marquette women's volleyball history.
The No. 22 Golden Eagles went 26-6 overall in 2013 and a program-best 15-1 in BIG EAST Conference play on their way to league regular season and tournament titles. They also made their third straight trip to the NCAA Championship and advanced to the second round for the second time.
Koberstein earned Capital One Academic All-District 6 honors in November to earn a spot on the national ballot.To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.